Melanie Brown is married to Stephen Belafonte.
Born on May 29, 1975, Melanie Janine Brown was always a live wire.
She grew up in a mixed-race household in Leeds, the daughter of English mother Andrea and Martin, who was formerly from the Caribbean island of Nevis.
As a youngster, the wannabe pop star frequently skipped school to attend auditions and dance rehearsals. That was before she spotted the now legendary advert in The Stage, of course. “R U 18-23 with the ability to sing/dance? R U streetwise, ambitious, outgoing and determined?” it read.
As far as Mel B was concerned the answer was a resounding yes. And when the Spice Girls line up was finalised in 1995 she was signed along with Geri Halliwell, Victoria Adams, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm .